corner graphic   Hi,    
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to

Bible Dictionaries

Morrish Bible Dictionary


Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

The national god of the Philistines, whose principal temples were at Gaza and Ashdod. The name has been traced by some to dag, a fish; others however associate the fish-god with EA, the water-god; and trace Dagon to dagan 'corn' as a god of agriculture. This was the idol that fell to pieces before the ark of Israel, and it was in its temple subsequently that the Philistines hung the head of Saul. A representation of a god found at Khorsabad has the head and hands of a man, and the body and tailof a fish. Judges 16:23 ; 1 Samuel 5:2-7 ; 1 Chronicles 10:10 .

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Morrish, George. Entry for 'Dagon'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, December 5th, 2020
the First Week of Advent
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

Prev Entry
Next Entry
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology